Dr Claudia Colicchia

Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

+44 (0) 1482 347550

Dr Claudia Colicchia is a senior lecturer in logistics and supply chain management at Hull University Business School, where she is leading the MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management programme.

Her scientific activity has been mainly focusing on supply chain risk management and supply chain sustainability.

Dr Colicchia has been published in leading national journals and international peer-reviewed journals, and has also contributed to the development of several research and consulting projects.

Her research expertise feeds into her teaching activity, which has focused over the years on undergraduate, graduate and executive education and training for students and professionals.


Research Interests

  • Supply chain sustainability
  • Supply chain risk management
  • Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0
  • Citation network analysis
  • Logistics networks design and management

Research groups

  • Logistics Institute, University of Hull
  • Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania
  • Centre for Operations, Logistics and SC Management, LIUC University, Italy
  • Institute for Research on Innovation and Services for Development, National Research Council of Italy


Strozzi F, Colicchia C, Creazza A, and Noe C, 'Literature Review on the Smart Factory Concept Using Bibliometric Tools', International Journal of Production Research (2017)

Colicchia C, Creazza A and Dallari F, 'Lean and Green Supply Chain Management through Intermodal Transport: Insights from the Fast Moving Consumer Goods Industry', Production Planning and Control: the Management of Operations (2017)

Kim S, Colicchia C, Menachof D, 'Ethical Sourcing: an Analysis of the Literature and Implications for Future Research', Journal of Business Ethics (2016)

Colicchia C, Creazza A, Dallari F, Melacini M, 'Eco-Efficient Supply Chain Networks: Development of a Design Framework and Application to a Real Case Study', Production Planning and Control: the Management of Operations, vol 27, no 3, pp 157-168 (2016)

Colicchia C and Strozzi F, 'Supply Chain Risk Management: a New Methodology for a Systematic Literature Review', Supply Chain Management: an International Journal, vol 17, no 4, pp 403-418 (2012)

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Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • MSc Principles of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • MSc Sustainable Logistics and Operations Management
  • UG Supply Chain Modelling and Analysis

Research PhDs

Dr Colicchia welcomes applications in the areas of

  • supply chain sustainability
  • supply chain risk management
  • Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0
  • logistics and supply chain design in omnichannel retailing

Completed PhDs

  • Seongtae Kim, The Effect of Ethical Purchasing and Supply Management on Financial Performance: an Event Study Analysis

Current PhD supervisions

  • Worawat Joradon, Investigating Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain Management in Thai Manufacturing
  • Nourhan O Abouhashish, Implementing Corporate Social Responsibility Practice to Achieve Sustainability in Tourism Supply Chain: a Case of Egypt
  • Beenash Azmat, The Role Of Regional Ports In The Sustainable Integration Of Motorways Of Sea

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Hull

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BSc in Management and Industrial Engineering, LIUC University, Italy
  • MSc in Management and Industrial Engineering, LIUC University, Italy
  • PhD in Integrated Business Management, LIUC University, Italy
  • Executive MBA (Strategic Supply Chain and Purchasing Management), Politecnico di Milano, Italy

External roles

  • External examiner at Coventry University, Faculty of Engineering and Computing, for the MSc Logistics and the MSc Supply Chain Management
  • Collaborating with the Logistics Institute of The University of Hull for the development of a £2-million Innovate UK project on the Optimisation of the Freight Transport along the Liverpool-Humber corridor (LHOFT project).
  • Collaborating with a pan-European consortium of academics from the UK, Finland, Romania and France for the development of a project on retail logistics and in particular on the 'Expectations of Millennial Consumers Regarding Online Shopping and Fulfillment'.
  • Collaborated with GS1 Italy Indicod-ECR for the development of several projects on the optimisation of logistics flows in the fast moving consumer goods supply chain.
  • Reviewer for a number of international peer-reviewed journals.

Professional highlights

  • Lecturer and adjunct lecturer for undergraduate, graduate and professional level courses within different educational bodies, i.e. LIUC University, Italy, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, public and private business schools and trade union institutes in Italy.
  • Researcher at the Logistics Research Centre of LIUC University – Italy.
  • Licensed to practice as an industrial engineer since 2008.
  • Presented articles at international conferences and had papers published in leading national journals and international peer-reviewed journals.